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Tony Khan reveals change to AEW World title eliminator tournament

An injury to Ricky Starks has caused a change to the tournament schedule.
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A change has been made to the AEW World title eliminator tournament schedule. 

Last week on AEW Rampage, it was announced that Ricky Starks was not cleared to compete after being attacked by his first-round opponent, Lance Archer. Tony Khan revealed during Thursday's Full Gear media call that Starks was legitimately not cleared to perform and this has caused a change to the tournament schedule. The nature of Starks' injury was not disclosed. 

The finals will no longer take place at AEW Full Gear. The opening round match between Starks and Archer is scheduled for Friday's Rampage with the winner to face Brian Cage in the semifinals on Saturday's Zero Hour pre-show. The tournament finals will now take place on the November 23 edition of AEW Dynamite. 

AEW World title eliminator tournament 2022 schedule and results:

  • Ethan Page defeated Eddie Kingston (AEW Dynamite 11/9) (opening round)
  • Bandido defeated Rush (AEW Dynamite 11/9) (opening round)
  • Brian Cage defeated Dante Martin (AEW Rampage 11/9 ) (opening round)
  • Ricky Starks vs. Lance Archer (postponed until AEW Rampage 11/18) (opening round)
  • Ethan Page defeated Bandido (AEW Dynamite 11/16) (semifinals)
  • Brian Cage vs. Starks/Archer (AEW Zero Hour 11/19) (semifinals)
  • Finals (AEW Dynamite 11/23)